With the Z2/Z1’s move to the FWD UKL platform, the return of the BMW Z3 (RWD) is currently being considered. The new Z3 would come in traditional soft-top and coupe versions and would be based on the F20 1-series generation’s modular platform.
But it doesn’t end there for BMW’s roadster lineup changes. The Z4 would be renamed the Z5 which would allow it to grow in size and for the smaller Z3 to slot in under it in the roadster lineup. The Z5 would utilize the F30 3-series generation platform.
The next few years look to be potentially exciting for fans of BMW roadster fans, as the potential lineup could look like:
BMW Z1: UKL FWD platform, soft top roadster
BMW Z3: F20 1-series generation platform, soft top and … CONTINUED
New Making-Of behind the scenes video of the BMW 328 Hommage photo and video shoots - centered around BMW Design and Christopher Wilson’s photoshoot, this glimpse into the makings of a great photo is not to be missed.
The F10 M5 production model will be debuting at next month’s BMW M Festival at the Nurburgring (from June 23-26) and BMW continues to release teasers about this debut. Seen below is the latest video teaser from BMW, which leaves little doubt that the production F10 M5 will be revealed live for the first time at the M Festival. Not much new in this video, but we do get a look on video for the first time, the beautiful Monte Carlo Blue M5.
Also expected to make its world debut at the event will be the lightweight M3 EVO sedan.
What’s better than spotting a Individual BMW? Seeing many Individual BMWs, and all at the same location. Our invaluable member Dackelone provides another amazing set of photos, this time from BMW’s factory-owned Munich dealerships and their already famous display of Individual colors and options.
Starring below are some known colors we never tire of seeing, but also some completely new options like a beautiful E90 3-series in Bianco Fuji Metallic. We’ve included the spec sheets of all cars for you, but don’t be surprised about the prices. It’s Individual after all.
Here’s a render of the 2-series coupe, which is what the next generation 1-series coupe and convertible will purportedly be badged as, while the hatchback 1-series and all new FWD 1-series models will retain the 1-series designation. More info via link inside. BMW 2 series coupe.
The next generation 3-series coupe and cabrio are said to possibly be receiving 4-series badges, splitting up for the first time the 4-door and 2-door versions of what has always been called together, the “3-series.” These are some new speculative renders courtesy of Autobild.
Here are some amazing new lighting innovations BMW is working on. First, the Dynamic Light Spot which is an enhancement of the already available Night Vision system. As of today, Night Vision can recognize pedestrians and animals on the road, and warn the driver if necessary. With Dynamic Light Spot, BMW plans to take a further step by working on a headlight that “can focus on that area and show directly where a pedestrian, who is possibly endangered, is.”
Another innovation is the glare-free high beam assistant which controls the car’s high beam dependant on the position of other vehicles. If a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle is recognized the light beam is masked in the area of this vehicle by a mechanism. As a result, the … CONTINUED
The F20 1-series hatchback’s online reveal is imminent - perhaps as early as this week, if not the next. But testing of the model’s FEP prototypes continues. This particular vehicle is the 5-door hatchback variant, which is the basis model of the 1-Series, and just as in the previous generation vehicle, this model will not make its way onto US shores. However, this car will serve as the basis for the entire 1-series lineup (and rumored 2-series lineup - More Info), with a 3-door hatch variant (also not expected in the US), coupe, cabrio, city compact, family activity sports tourer, and GT models (More Info).
BMW M will also have its hands at the new 1-Series and an M version should arrive 2-3 years after the … CONTINUED